Monday, 30 July 2012

The Italian Job.

With it being the summer holidays and money being a touchy subject for many a student, luxuries are becoming few and far between...about the only thing I have been able to indulge in as of late, is a large bar of dairy milk and EVEN THAT was a push. The catwalks for Autumn/Winter 2012 however, are far from shying away from any of life's luxuries, with up and coming trends basking in a rich splendor (some of us have to have the privilege I suppose).

Since flicking through the latest edition of Elle Collections (WHICH by the way is a must-have-buy) one designer in particular has caught my eye. World renowned fashion duo Dolce and Gabbana, once again look back at their Italian roots and channel their collection in to capturing the religious traditions and essence of Sicily. Through layering luxurious fabrics, gold embellishments and mixing textures together; we soon gain an awe inspiring taste for Italy, which without doubt will leave your mouth watering...maybe even more so than my large bar of dairy milk would.

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012
Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012
Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012
Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012
The collection takes elements from numerous trends that will soon be inspiring us all on the Autumn high street, whilst maintaining a rich, religious undertone. A particular favourite of mine is the black lace dress above, tying in perfectly with the previously mentioned Gothic trend; the matching veil is a genius finishing accessory however, that I WILL NOT be adding to my wardrobe, for fear of looking a little Miss Havisham.

This vast selection of garments portray an almost "folk-like" feel, which when combined with heavy gold embellishment, capture the recurring trend of luxury and opulence. Look out for capes, velvet, lace and tiered skirts; as they will without doubt be EVERYWHERE as the winter months slowly creep up on us all.

Popular high street chain Topshop have put together a "Pennsylvania" inspired collection (a SLIGHTLY different country...I know!) that incorporates similar detailing seen in the Dolce and Gabbana show, at a slightly more affordable price. Here are just a few of my favourite pieces... 

Cream Lace Skirt, £40 TOPSHOP
Crochet Laced Dress, £65 TOPSHOP
This season, it is all about LUXURY. Even if like me, your pay packet barely touches the sides and can just about buy you a stay in a travel lodge and a bar of your favourite chocolate...dress like the rich, in true designer style (no one needs to know that half of your outfit is from trusty Primark) and work your wardrobe as though you are a regular visitor at the Hilton.


  1. Hi dear,

    your blog is just amazing :)
    I really love gothic style, great post.



  2. Thank you for sincerity. Money is an issue , we ahve to agree. Still, there would not be fashion genius without financing enough.